Mindfulness

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

The Camp Kerry Society is pleased to be offering our Mindfulness Program in partnership with Douglas College. Join us for our spring session. Can’t make it? No worries, consider attending future sessions. To register, pick your preferred start date below and call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 quoting the Course Number. Or fax the completed registration form to 604-527-5696. 

Spring Session
March 8 – April 26, 2017
Plus one full day retreat on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Douglas College – 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Course Number: 11390
Register by March 1, 2017
Registration Fee: $350

Summer Session
May 3 – June 21
Retreat day June 10 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Wednesdays: 9:00am – 11:30am
Douglas College – 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Course Number: 21191
Register by April 26, 2017
Registration Fee: $350

Fall Session
September 20 – November 8
Retreat day October 28
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Douglas College – 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Course Number: 31102
Register by September 13, 2017
Registration Fee: $350

Mindfulness is “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judging.” Often we can be lost in our thoughts or distractions and miss out on what really matters in our lives.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, is an 8-week program which offers guided mindfulness meditation practices including: the Body Scan Meditation, Sitting Meditation with mindfulness of breath, body sensations, emotional energy and thought, mindful movement, gentle hatha yoga practiced with Mindful awareness of the body and walking meditation. Information is provided about stress reactivity, and resilience. Home practice is required and optimizes the benefits! Course materials will be provided. A full day Mindfulness retreat is also included as part of this program.

This course is taught by Camp Kerry Team member Anne Walker. Anne has worked in the health care field as a social worker for over 20 years. She has taught MBSR to patients at the Burnaby Hospital Cancer Centre and to staff, volunteers and clients of the Delta Hospice Society while working as a member of the Hospice Palliative Care Consult Team. She has witnessed and personally experienced relief of suffering and improved quality of life through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and she is passionate about teaching it! Creating safety, building resilience and holding possibility are important to her as well as compassion, laughter and mutual adventure in learning.